While we're still waiting for the official announcement of the BlackBerry DTEK60, those who are waiting on BlackBerry's next QWERTY device better known as 'Mercury' for now, have something to discuss as the device specs have seemingly popped up on the benchmark testing site Geekbench.
Previous rumors called for the 'Mercury' to be powered by Android 7.0 Nougat running a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a 4.5-inch 3:2 aspect ratio HD display as well as 3400maH battery. In the camera department, rumors also suggested 'Mercury' would have 18MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera.
The new device appearing on Geekbench would appear to add more weight to at least a few of those things including Android 7.0, the 3GB of RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 running at 2.02 GHz. Additionally, another sign these particular stats are coming from a 'Mercury' is the naming convention used for the device model number. If you'll recall, BlackBerry changed the format of naming their hardware with the DTEK60 (BBA100-1) and here the 'Mercury' appears as BBB100-1.
When it comes down to it, there's not a lot here that hasn't been noted before but having the rumored specs turn up in another form shows the device is making its way through the system and not just sitting on John Chen's desktop waiting for its future to be determined. What do you think? Will the 'Mercury' be your next QWERTY device? Sound off in the comments or in the forums.